Girls Inc. Los Angeles, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that supports and empowers “at risk” young girls, announced the placement of Vicki Connely as their new Executive Director.
“To be part of Girls Inc. LA is an amazing opportunity,” said Ms. Connely. “The impact they’re making in young girls’ lives in the Los Angeles area is phenomenal and I’m grateful to add my vision and contribute to their mission.”
Ms. Connely has more than 35 years of progressive and diverse experience in nonprofit administration, contract and grant management, case management, quality assurance, fundraising and program development. Previously, she owned a consulting firm providing a variety of service to nonprofits. Ms. Connely obtained her Bachelor’s degree in human services/sociology from California State University Fullerton. Additionally, she is a member of Third Sector, Southern California Grantmakers, Foundation Source and has served on the Board of a few organizations.
“With Vicki’s experience and passion for helping the young girls in our programs, she will be a tremendous asset to the team,” said Board Chair Renee Fraser. “We look forward to the work we can accomplish as a team, with her leadership, guidance from the Board and input from staff.”
Girls Inc. LA retained Envision Consulting to conduct the search. The national search yielded more than 100 candidates with various backgrounds in development, arts and culture, school programs, health organizations and more.
Partner Matt Kamin commented, “Girls Inc. LA has been a great organization to work with. Vicki’s extensive background in the nonprofit sector and the effective work she has already accomplished having served as interim, is a great advantage to the organization.”
Additionally, Vicki served as the interim Executive Director for Girls Inc. LA.